Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

by | Jun 24, 2014

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

We all deserve to look as youthful as we feel, but sometimes, our skin can make us look older than we really are.  If you are unhappy with how your facial features have aged over time, you may be a candidate for a facelift.

Because facelifts are a surgical procedure, it’s important to consult your plastic surgeon to discuss your candidacy. Alternatively, we offer non-surgical facial rejuvenation, including laser resurfacingfat injectionsdermabrasion and facial fillers. Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Richard J. Brown can assess your individual needs to help you determine if a facelift is the right choice for you and your body.

Facelift candidacy factors to consider:

  • General health – Ideal candidates should be generally healthy without any current major medical conditions
  • Skin elasticity – Candidates with more flexible skin  will have better results with removing deep wrinkles and sagging skin
  • Bone structure – A well-defined facial bone structure will provide better support for facial alterations
  • Age – The average age of facelifts patients is between 40 and 60 years old, but both younger and older patients (whether 30 years or 80 years of age) may be accommodated after discussing with your physician.

When considering your facelift candidacy, it’s important to remember that this is a restorative procedure. A facelift does not stop the aging process and it is not designed to fundamentally change your appearance. Facelifts are intended to give you a more youthful appearance, helping you look and feel like a younger version of yourself.

To determine if you are a facelift candidate, contact Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Brown at ​480-568-3804 and schedule your consultation today.